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Tree Talk
Autumn/Winter 2016
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Welcome to the Autumn/Winter issue of Tree Talk.
At this time of year, as the trees start to change colour and the days get shorter, The Tree Council hopes to inspire everyone to enjoy the autumn harvest and attempt to grow a tree from seed during its annual festival, Seed Gathering Season (23rd September to 23rd October). Later on, as the weather turns colder and the bare root tree planting season gets underway, National Tree Week launches on 26th November. The UK's annual and biggest celebration of trees runs until 6th December, rounding off with Tree Dressing Day. Read on for more details of both these campaigns and how you can take part. 
In this issue of Tree Talk we give you an insight into the work of The Tree Council and our volunteer Tree Wardens, update you on our latest activities and invite you to get involved in whatever way you can. If you'd like to get in touch, please send us an email to: info@treecouncil.org.uk
Leaf icon Seed Gathering Season is here!
It's Seed Gathering Season, and The Tree Council is encouraging everyone to step outside and enjoy the autumn colours, as well as collecting seeds, nuts, fruits and berries to attempt to grow into trees. Events from seed gathering walks to apple days are taking place around the country. For more details and to find out what's happening near you, visit our website. 
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Leaf icon Plant a tree in National Tree Week
If you'd like to make a positive difference to your local landscape then why not plant a tree this National Tree Week (26th November to 4th December)? Fun, family-friendly tree-planting events will be taking place around the UK, hosted by The Tree Council's member organisations, community groups, schools and our Tree Wardens. Check out our website to find out more. 
Leaf icon Share your tree stories with The Tree Charter
Do you have a special memory involving trees or a particular reason for loving trees? If so, then we would love to hear from you. The Tree Council, along with over 50 other organisations, is gathering tree stories to help create a Charter for Woods, Trees and People with the aim of putting trees at the heart of national decision-making. Share your stories via the Tree Charter website or send us an email.
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THE TREE COUNCIL REACHES 9,000 FOLLOWERS
The Tree Council has gained an incredible 9,000 followers and counting on Twitter. Every day we tweet interesting tree-related news, facts, stories and images and engage with tree lovers from around the world. If you don't already, why not join our followers and let's make it to 10,000! 
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THE BENEFITS OF TREES, ILLUSTRATED
The Tree Council has teamed up with artist and illustrator Samantha Galbraith to share her wonderful pictorial illustration of the many benefits of trees. Samantha has agreed to allow tree lovers to download and print the image to put on their wall, in their window or up on the local community notice board. Follow the link for full terms of use.
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THE STORY OF A COMMUNITY ORCHARD
Tree Warden Jackie Cocken has written a charming account of the day her local community came together to create a community orchard at Walsall Arboretum with the help of a grant from The Tree Council. The community is now enjoying the fruits of its labour and has been inspired to carry on planting and caring for trees. Read her story for some tree-planting inspiration. 
COULD YOU BE A FRIEND OF THE TREE COUNCIL?
Did you know you can become a Friend of The Tree Council from just £3 a month? The support of our Friends helps us to plant trees in school grounds and community open spaces, train Tree Wardens to plant, care for and champion trees on their patches, and take action on national tree matters. Signing up is easy via our website. 
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